2013 American Garden Award Winners Announced!

After a summer of active voting, it's time to announce the 2013 American Garden Award Winners! The 2013 American Garden Award, now in its fifth year, featured four new flower varieties chosen by their breeders for their excellent garden performance. Once these new varieties were planted and put on display at the thirty-one participating gardens across the U.S. (and in Quebec), the public was invited to vote for their favorite using one of several voting methods. The votes have been tallied and the three winners are:

Begonia 'Santa Cruz™ Sunset'
Most Popular! Grand Prize Winner
Verbena 'Lanai® Candy Cane'

Lanai® Candy Cane' offers a truly unique flower pattern which commands curbside attention! This striking red-and-white striped beauty offers continuous summer blooms stacked atop a well-balanced plant habit. Candy Cane was selected from a strong and proven family of verbena varieties with superior weather tolerance.

Second Place Winner

Zinnia 'Zahara™ Cherry'
 

Gazania Big Kiss™ White Flame F1
Grow beautiful Zinnia 'Zahara™ Cherry' in both containers and landscape beds, or just about any other sunny location where you want loads of bold color. These fast-growing zinnias bloom continuously all season long and are both disease and drought tolerant.

Third Place Winner

Impatiens 'SunPatiens®
Compact Electric Orange'

Petunia® 'Surfina Deep Red'
With vibrant, deep orange blooms, Electric Orange is a new color in the SunPatiens® line. SunPatiens fill in quickly providing three seasons of color in the garden and in containers. They can be planted in sun or shade and grow readily rain or shine. SunPatiens are trouble free and need no care beyond regular watering.